Australia’s oldest architecture design firm, JPE Design Studio, turns 160 this month. The firm is responsible for more than one hundred of Adelaide’s buildings, including the Adelaide Railway Station.
JPE Design Studio originates from the merging of two practices, Daniel Garlick (established 1851) and Thomas English (established 1850). It has continued in various incarnations since then, with historic Adelaide names such as Soward, Jackman and Gooden leaving their signatures on the firm and the buildings it has created. In 2002 the firm was named Jackman Parken Evans and in 2008 it was renamed JPE Design Studio.
The firm will celebrate its rich history in a public exhibition, Designing Place in South Australia – a Retrospective Exhibition. Taking place at JPE’s self-designed offices, The Wave, Level 4, 19 Gilles Street Adelaide, it is open during office hours from 21 October to 18 November. For more information visit JPE’s website.